Pearl: An Historical Novella Michelle Athy

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Pearl: An Historical Novella  by  Michelle Athy

Pearl: An Historical Novella by Michelle Athy
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Time to a slave only means endless work, but for Pearl, the last ten years have meant time without her younger brother Julius. He was sold away from Barbados, a little island of sugar cane and slavery, but Pearl is still there, the ladys maid toMoreTime to a slave only means endless work, but for Pearl, the last ten years have meant time without her younger brother Julius.

He was sold away from Barbados, a little island of sugar cane and slavery, but Pearl is still there, the ladys maid to Mrs. Keegan.After Mrs. Keegan dies, rumor has it that Mr. Keegan may return to his native England with his two children, which means Pearl will be sold for sure. Surprising herself, Pearl asks Mr. Keegan if he intends to sell her.

To her shock, he says that yes, hell return to England—but hes going to free her first. Pearl asks to be taken to England, too, with vain hopes that shell uncover whats become of Julius—even if it means shell remain enslaved.Freed and employed as the Keegans nanny, Pearl does not know how to begin looking for Julius or how to conduct herself as a free person in a new country.

Her search leads to an unlikely alliance with Mr. Keegan, friendship with freed blacks, learning to read and write, and the choices to change her life, on her own terms.



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